Lance Allred | First Deaf Player in NBA History

Lance Allred

First Deaf Player in NBA History

Lance Allred

Lance Allred is the first legally deaf player in NBA history and author of five books, including LONGSHOT and The New Alpha Male. A TEDx star of "What is your Polygamy?" (4.6MM views) Lance has presented on Leadership, Perseverance, Body Language and Communication, Disabilities and Adversity to corporations such as Costco, Coldwell Banker, Collier's, Christie's Great Estates and the FBI.

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Current: TEDx: What is your Polygamy?

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Featured Keynote Programs

The Principles of Perseverance

Lance's smash hit keynote on leadership, perseverance and grit, where Lance will show, with his 5 Principles of Perseverance, how he achieved what many perceived to be an unattainable goal: The First Deaf Player in NBA History.

He is now duplicating those same principles on a daily basis to conquer his next "unattainable goal." 
When you hear his story, you will understand how among his peers in the basketball world, Lance became known as "The Lion." 

The 5 Principles of Perseverance:
1. Accountability
2. Integrity
3. Compassion
4. Discomfort
5. Be Leader of Your Own Life

(Corporate/Business, Leadership Summits, Non Profits, University Commencement)

Legendary Sales

If Lance, the quiet, deaf underdog from rural Montana, could push himself out of his comfort zone, day in and day out, what is your excuse not to?
Lance will challenge and train your sales team to detach their self-worth from outcomes, empowering them to be more daring, gritty, creative and resilient, knowing that if they function from a place of integrity, they can never fail. 

Along with Lance’s inspiring stories, he also presents interactive content and group/team challenges to help people get out of their comfort zones, that he learned as a team captain of most of his teams from his many years of basketball around the globe.

-Lethal Teams
The concept of Team, implies sacrifice, but Lance saw at an early age, within a socialist utopian society, why the altruistic idea of team has only a small chance of ever being truly achieved. He learned how to apply that early experience and use it in his basketball career, to find a true successful win-win environment within his teams across the globe. Divulging his “5 Truths of a Team,” Lance will share his experiences and bring new ways of thinking and ideas to help you and your team find the most successful balance. Your team will be Lethal.

5 Truths of Team

1. Accountability
2. Confidence/Humility
3. Vulnerability
4. Love them more than yourself
5. Gratitude

(Athletics, Corporate, Administrators, any team format.)

Leg Up

This presentation is specifically targeted to high school student-athletes, their parents, coaches and athletic directors.

For the college bound athlete, the future looks bright and their path paved with promise. Yet, there are many aspects to that collegiate and professional dream that many players, parents and coaches are just not aware of. With a world of experience through the political and business side of sports, both collegiately and professionally, Lance will take your student-athlete through the pitfalls and angles to which they need to enter with eyes wide open, for dreams can quickly turn into nightmares. Highly informative, honest and blunt, yet inspiring, Lance will give you the wisdom and knowledge that he wishes he would have been informed with in his teenage years. All athletes, those with the intention to play collegiately or not, and their parents, are strongly encouraged to attend this invaluable session.

(Students, student-athletes, parents, teachers and administrators.)

Little Giant

For Youth/Young Adults

Due to his size and hearing loss, Lance was a Giant target of intense bullying throughout his childhood to such extremes that he frequently struggled with crippling depression.  He has shared his story and impacted hundreds of kids throughout his home state of Utah, letting them know how to overcome and rise above such adversity, and to importantly proactively combat it. 

(Very similar to Lions and Leaders keynote, just more emphasis on bullying and self-worth.)
(Schools, kids, teachers, parents.)

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